Lucasfilm shooting new Star Tours footage

Star Tours at night by Loren Javier @ FlickrSo sayeth /Film, anyway. We’ve heard a rumor or two hinting at that in the past year or so, and it could certainly use the refresher. Some details:

Our source reveals that the revamp will incorporate prequel characters (like Naboo citizens and Geonosians) along with many aliens from the original trilogy (Aqualish. Bith, Rodians, etc). In the action sequence, the Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett. C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts, and Anthony Daniels will be recording his parts this week. Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle. Right now they’re shooting mostly green screen footage, as it is the middle part of the production timeline.

..Yay? (Star Tours at night photo by Loren Javier @ Flickr.)

5 Replies to “Lucasfilm shooting new Star Tours footage”

  1. I’m so torn right now. The ride could certainly use the upgrade, but it’s still kind of a shame to lose what’s there now. Part of me was kind of hoping to share it with my kids some day.

  2. Maybe they’ll keep the old version running in one simulator, and have the new footage in another? That’d be ideal.

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